It makes sense comparing TCL 43S405 vs Sony XBR49X900E because they both are able to give some premium features. The biggest difference between TVs is screen size, namely 43 and 49 inches respectively. The 43S405 belongs to the series S405, and the Sony XBR49X900E - X900E. The TCL 43S405 series has 43, 49, 55, 65 inches diagonals, and XBR49X900E boasts 49, 55, 65, 75 inches diagonals.
Support for 4K/UHD is implemented in both models. Each of the compared devices supports Full HD resolution. The 43S405 has the LCD display, while XBR49X900E has the VA display. The Sony XBR49X900E works with 120Hz refresh rate, for TCL 43S405 the refresh rate is 60Hz. Both TVs support High dynamic range (HDR) technology.
Sound in the stereo format is available to each TV. The speaker power of the TCL 43S405 is 16W, versus 20W of the Sony XBR49X900E. Dolby Atmos multi-channel audio format is not supported by both of the tested models.
The width of the 43S405 is 97.28/38.3 cm/in, and for the XBR49X900E it is 109.3/43.03 cm/inches. The height of TCL 43S405 is 56.39/22.2 cm/in, Sony XBR49X900E of height 63.1/24.84 cm/inches. A depth 43S405 is 7.36/2.9 cm/in, the XBR49X900E has 6.2/2.44 cm/in depth.
The 43S405 has 3 HDMI connectors versus 4 connectors in the XBR49X900E. As for USB, the 43S405 has 1 ports, compared with 3 ports for the XBR49X900E. These rivals can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Support for WI-FI 5GHz is implemented both in 43S405 and in XBR49X900E.
VESA sizes differ and amount to 100 x 100 versus 200 x 200 for the Sony XBR49X900E.
You can watch Netflix TV shows and movies on each of the TVs. Hulu is available at each of the competitors. It is possible to use the HBO service on both 43S405 and XBR49X900E.
As for Smart TV, here the competitors are equal and support this feature. Local Dimming technology is available in each model. Voice assistant Amazon Alexa is implemented only on XBR49X900E. Devices under consideration can be controlled using the Mobile App.
The TCL 43S405 is better TV in this comparison. Check TCL 43S405 price